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.308 Win. 180gr. Bullet

 
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:06 AM
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Re: .308 Win. 180gr. Bullet

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You might double check your twist rate. I have the same rifle and it is a 1-12". I havent played with
The 180's but i would think they would stabilize.
I will, thanks for the tip.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:16 PM
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Re: .308 Win. 180gr. Bullet

no need to rethink your 1:12 will even run a 200-210gn bullet with the right charge and powder. ( R17,Varget,R15 all come to mind )
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:51 PM
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Re: .308 Win. 180gr. Bullet

Way cool boys, can't wait to get going.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:01 PM
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Re: .308 Win. 180gr. Bullet

just keep use posted to what happens and to what you go with.Again I am fixing to try the load said above soon[/QUOTE]

First test today, with what I had on hand. Loaded 178 gr A-Max in Fed Match cases 43.0, 43.5, 44.0 and 44.5 grains of Varget lit by Rem 9 1/2 primers. 43.0 shot best, under MOA in very windy conditions. My handloads actually shot better that the 175 gr Fed Gold Metal Match. I didn't do any case prep and only neck sized the fired cases.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:20 PM
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Re: .308 Win. 180gr. Bullet

44.0 grains of Varget in Winchester brass is an OCW load... should work great in the Howa... and should make well over 2650 fps MV.

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Old 12-13-2012, 10:43 PM
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Nice group. I didn't chrono the loads today, too nasty out. There were no extraction marks on the base but there was some cratering on the primers but primers retained their shape and not flattened. My buddy ordered some 180 SMKs a Nosler and Barnes bullet so we shall see.
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Re: .308 Win. 180gr. Bullet

I realize this thread is 2 years old but what were your results?
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